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Customer testimonials · Website builder South Africa

A great website builder and delivery team. They are 100% responsive to their clients. Try them and you will love their services!

Stephan V.

Director at WooCrew

I have been using it since more than a year now, I even changed to my own .co.za domain. Thanks Portmoni!

Ben M.

Founder at Simplimantis

Benefits

Reach more visitors and customers

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With the Portmoni website builder, you will easily and quickly create a beautiful website. This will enable potential clients and visitors to learn about you by searching for your site online. You will also be able to display your products and services on your site, to showcase them for your visitors.

Online store included

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All websites created using Portmoni include an online store module. You can use it to sell your products online.

The website builder allows easily accepting online payments through providers like Yoco and Payfast. And if you prefer, you can always use manual payment methods like cash deposits or EFT. We do not charge any transaction fees, and all packages include unlimited products.

Website Builder South Africa

Designed for South Africa

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Designed in South Africa, for South African businesses, the website builder platform includes specific features that make it very well suited for the South African context.

For instance, a 1-click WhatsApp button allows your visitors to easily chat with you using their preferred communication channel. The platform is also mobile-first, to make it very easy, intuitive and fast to use for you as the site manager, and for your visitors.

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Get a high quality website for your organization. The best website builder South Africa.

You’re in good company

More than 2,000 organizations created their website using the website builder South Africa.

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You are already running your business and want to expand your online presence? Or you are just getting started? In all cases, our website builder platform is a great solution for your needs. From a simple site to going all the way to sell products online, our website creator South Africa has you covered.

Website example - Handmade by Eona
Thabiso Ramollo

Founder of EONA

Online Store Example - The Pickle Pepper
Clive Rippon

Director of The Pickled Pepper

Business site example - Vertroue Projects
Trust Majoni

Director of Vertroue Projects Printing

How it works
It takes less than 5 minutes to get started:

1. Create your account

No need to enter your payment details. No credit card required at signup.

2. Select your website template

Online store, business site, blog, and more. We’ve got you covered.

3. Add your content

Choose the name of your site and add your initial content. You can always change everything later.

4. Your website is online!

You can already share your site, and add more content.

Nothing to pay during your free trial. Nothing due if you don't continue.

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We trust that you will like the platform, so we do not ask for long-term contracts. After your free trial, you can select a monthly package, or a yearly package with a discount. And you can always cancel anytime.

Free website templates

Use one of our free professionally designed templates, and customize it to your own needs.

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You will be able to change everything easily using your website editor, from the color theme to the sections displayed on your site. There is no coding required. Updating your site and your free website templates is as easy as filling up a form or selecting the options you want.

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Online Shop - Clothes Store Example
Business site
Hair Salon - Template Business Example
Blog, and more…
Restaurant Template Example

Easy to use website builder

No coding required

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The website builder is designed to be very easy to use. No programming skills are needed to create your site, you don’t need to be a developer or hire one. You can add your content through your website creator and select the options you want. Your website editor will then automatically turn the data you enter into beautiful pages on your site.

Easy to use on your phone

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The website builder platform is specifically designed to be easy to use on your phone. We focus on offering a great experience to update the sites directly from your mobile, to keep the experience as easy as possible.

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Publish in real-time

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Your website builder is available from any device, and can be very easily updated using your phone or your computer. You just need to log in to your account, and you can start making changes immediately.

Everything you change is updated in real-time. No need to wait for a designer or developer to make the changes for you. You can just update your site yourself, save, and your changes are online.

Key features

Free domain included

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All professional packages include a free website domain. You can choose any available .co.za, .com, .org, or .net domain of your choice, it is as you prefer. There is no extra cost for the registration of your domain.

Free website hosting

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You do not need to buy a separate package for the hosting of your website. Once you have created your site, we take care of keeping it optimized and up and running all the time. Your free website builder and hosting are included in all packages.

Connect your Social Media and Facebook pages

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Link your site to all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. Your visitors can then easily check your social media profiles directly from your website.

Live chat with your visitors

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All sites include a 1-click WhatsApp button. Your visitors can easily use it to contact you from any page of your site. Your website also integrates with other live chats platforms like Facebook Messenger or Tawk.to if you prefer.

Unlimited pages

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There is no limit to the number of pages on your site. And you can add as many services and products as you want on your site, there is also no limitation.

Mobile friendly

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Your website is fully responsive, and will show nicely on any device. Whether your visitors come to your site using an old smartphone or the latest model, a tablet or a desktop, your site will always look good on their device.

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SEO - Search Engine Optimization

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Your site is optimized for SEO, to make it easy to rank on Google Search. You can also easily customize the SEO fields of each of the pages of your site if you would like, like the page title, meta description, and other relevant fields. The website builder South Africa platform uses the latest state-of-the-art SEO techniques to maximize your search engine visibility.

Analytics included

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Your site includes analytics by default. You will see the number of visitors on your site and various other statistics directly from the dashboard in your website creator. And if you want even more details, you can also link your site to Google Analytics or any other analytics platform of your choice.

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SSL Certificate

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All packages include a free SSL certificate. This certificate makes your site secure and enables full SSL and encryption on all pages. It will encrypt data as it goes between your site and your visitors, including login details and order information. It makes your site trustworthy to your visitors, and also contributes to ranking well on Google Search.

Ecommerce website builder features

No transaction fee

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We do not charge any transaction fee for the sales you make on your site. There is no commission taken by Portmoni. If you use a payment gateway like Yoco or Payfast to process payments on your site, they might charge a fee for the processing of the transaction. But Portmoni does not add anything on top of that.

Unlimited products

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You can sell unlimited products on your site. Add sales prices, discounts, product variants, and all the options you expect from fully-featured online store builders.

Local payment gateways

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Your website integrates with local payment gateways in South Africa, such as Yoco and Payfast. This makes it very easy to accept online payment on your site. It gives you access to receiving instant EFTs, debit and credit cards, Mobicred, and multiple other payment methods in just a few clicks.

About us

We’re on a mission to help South African entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses online and change the world! For the last 6 years, we have created a South African website builder and online store platform that focuses on solving the needs of small businesses in South Africa. Today, over 2,000 businesses use Portmoni to increase their sales and online presence. We aim to offer you the best website builder in South Africa, and we hope you’ll like it!

Our founder Benoit is passionate about new technologies, and he is always on the lookout to find new ways to help you succeed.

Benoit Lacroix

Benoit Lacroix

Co-founder at Portmoni

Website Builder South Africa FAQ

Can I try the website builder before paying?

Yes, we offer a 14-day free trial so that you can test the website builder before making any payment. You also do not need to enter your card details to create your account and start your free trial.

At the end of your free trial, if you decide to not continue there will be nothing due. If you need more time after your free trial ends, we will also not delete your account or your data. You will still be able to log into your account and work on the preview of your site. You can then make your payment later to reactivate your public page.

Do I need an additional hosting package?
No, all packages include the hosting of your site. Once you have created your site, we take care of keeping it optimized and up and running all the time. You do not need to buy a separate package for the hosting of your site.
Can I have my own domain?
Yes, all professional packages include your own domain. As soon as we receive your first payment, you can select any available .co.za, .com, .org, or .net domain you want. Once you have selected your domain, your existing site is automatically switched to your own domain.
Can I have email addresses?
Yes. For the emails, you will first need to upgrade to a package that includes your own domain. Then, we provide free email forwarding from your domain to the address of your choice. For instance, your customers could send emails to [email protected], and you would receive them directly in your inbox at [email protected]
Can I have an online store on my website?
Yes, an online store module is available on all sites. You can add an unlimited number of products and sell them through your site. You can also accept online payments through various payments methods. Available payment methods include for instance cash deposits, EFTs, or online payments through one of our partners like Yoco or Payfast.
Which payment methods can I accept on my site?
You can use Cash On Delivery, bank transfer and deposits, as well as Visa and Mastercard with PayFast or Yoco. To add payments options to your site, you just need to connect to your website editor and configure them there. You can also manually add other payment methods if you would like.
After publishing my website, can I update it later?
Yes. To update your site, you just need to connect to your website editor, and you can then update all the content of your site at your convenience.
Why use a website builder?
A user-friendly website builder like Portmoni makes it easy and fast to start your site. It also gives you access to a large number of features without any upfront cost. You don’t have to start from scratch, and can use one of our professionally designed templates and just add your content to it. You don’t have to be a developer or hire a developer to build your site, and can easily do it yourself. You can easily edit your site anytime from any device, and all updates are published in real-time.
Is my website secure?
Yes. Security is one of our top priorities, and your site uses all the latest state-of the-art security techniques. Every website builder package includes a free SSL certificate that is installed automatically on your site. Your site is automatically backed up by the website builder platform. We also provide 24/7 monitoring of the websites to keep their performance optimal.
What payment methods can I use to buy a package?
We accept all Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards. Payments are processed securely by our payment partner Stripe. Portmoni never stores your card details.
How do I get started?

To create your website for free South Africa and get started, you just need to create your free account at https://builder.portmoni.com/builder/signup/

How to create a free website?

Our free website builder and hosting South Africa allows you to create your website free in a few minutes, without having to enter any payment details. All professional packages also include the free website builder and domain.

Free support by WhatsApp and email

Any question? Need help? You can reach us anytime by WhatsApp live chat or email. Our team will be happy to answer all the questions you might have. They can also guide you through the process of creating your website.

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We have also created many resources to help you build your site. In our extensive knowledge base, you will find answers to 200+ common questions. The Portmoni YouTube channel also includes step-by-step video guides showing how to use your website builder.

They trust us

They created their site and online store using Portmoni, here is what they have to say.
Absolute value for money and simple to set up. And the service and support is incredible!
Eugene Y.

Founder at Hempire Natural Health

Great online support anytime you need help. It’s the best.
Tumi L.

Owner at Faith Heavens

I’m happy with the online shop, it’s mobile friendly and easy to use. Awesome website, thanks!
Cher B.

Director at Cher Nail Art Shop

Portmoni you are the best. My business is growing faster than before!
Mbona P.

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